Kannapolis, N.C. – Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA), Cabarrus County’s public health authority, has launched a healthy, affordable take-home meals program at three local daycare centers through a grant from the Walmart Foundation.
CONCORD, NC, March 2021 – When the COVID-19 pandemic first started to impact our community back in March of 2020, there was a lot of focus on which businesses and services were considered “essential” and needed to continue to operate. That is when Cabarrus Meals on Wheels (CMOW) Executive Director Kimberly Strong knew, without a doubt, that their service was critical, and she immediately went to work to figure out how to keep delivering nutritious meals to seniors and individuals with disabilities.
As news came out that seniors were at a high risk for contracting the virus, she knew that she and her team would have to find a way to continue their weekly deliveries, but what transpired over the next several weeks and months was both challenging and inspiring.
One in five North Carolinians older than 60 lives under the threat of hunger; placing the state second worst in the nation in the category, a new survey says.
Cabarrus Meals on Wheels will use their Subaru "Share the Love" Donation to pay for nutritious meals for home bound seniors who are unable to pay for their own meals. These are clients that live on a fixed income of $800 or less per month.
Congressman Richard Hudson recently visited Cabarrus Meals on Wheels. Pictured with Executive Director Kimberly Strong.